Bohol and the adjacent Panglao Island are year round destinations; located just South East of Cebu and are easily accessible by fast ferries directly from Cebu City. There are some particularly special attractions and the diving is rightly regarded as amongst the best diving in the Philippines.
With warm clear waters, calm blue seas, rich and vibrant reefs and short journeys to the majority of dive sites this is perfect tropical diving.
Panglao Island which joins Bohol by a short road bridge is home to a number of luxury and boutique Resorts and is the base for many Dive Centers. Diving along the coastline here is excellent and slightly further out – with a journey time of just 30 – 40mins are the spectacular dive sites at the marine protected areas of Balicasag and Pamilican Islands.
Just off Bohol lies Cabilao island which is considered by many to have the very best reef and wall diving in the country. Little visited and with just a handful of boutique resorts this is a place to relax and enjoy peace and quiet both under the water and on land.
Anda, on the North-east coastline of Bohol is a romantic destination with secluded white sandy beaches, beautiful resorts and miles of unexplored pristine reefs to discover.
For certified divers only, we have complete pre-booked diving packages including round trip flights, transfers, accommodation at the hotel or resort of your choice and fun dives.
There are two options for pre-booked dive holidays; you can either choose to travel with all your own equipment or if you prefer you can use high quality rental equipment provided by the Dive Centers.
Our featured Dive Centers are the best in class and specifically chosen for their professionalism, safety and teaching standards. Dive Centers regularly schedule 3 – 5 dives to different dive sites each day and most are within a 5 – 30 minute boat ride from your resort.
All guests booking Fun Dives must already by certified Divers and will be required to show their certification card at the Dive Center prior to diving. Accepted certification cards include those issued by PADI, CMAS, NAUI, BSAC, SSI, SDI, GUE and PSAI.
Available at all our recommended Dive Centers on Bohol.
∙ Full rental equipment is available at our Dive Centers
∙ Nitrox is also available for certified divers
There are many dive sites around Bohol and new ones are being discovered all the time! Dive Centers based at Panglao Island have over 30 dive sites that are regularly visited, Cabilao has more than 20 and the coastline around Anda has at least 15 established dive sites and also has discovery trips available. Day trips are often scheduled from Panglao to Balicasag and Pamilican Islands – these usually include lunch and refreshments.
All diving is made in small group sizes and all are accompanied by a Diving Instructor or experienced Dive Master.
Most dive sites are on regular dive boats or speedboats. Both Cabilao and Anda has some excellent diving on the house reef directly outside the resorts. Night dives are popular and available at all Dive Centers.